Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 2, 2017

Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology

Notice of all changes that materially affect ways in which your personally identifiable data may be used or shared will be posted in updates to our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use CircleCRanch.com after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.

Please read this privacy policy to learn more about:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected by CircleCRanch.com
  2. How the information is used.
  3. With whom the information may be shared.
  4. How you can access and change your Account information.
  5. What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by CircleCRanch.com.
  6. How to contact us.

Information Collection

Registration

In order to become an CircleCRanch.com user, you must first create an account on this web site. To create an account, you are required to login using your email or Facebook account. Once logged in, CircleCRanch.com will capture your name, email address, country, region (Metro Area), and current company name and any other information that you input during the signup process. CircleCRanch.com may also request that you manually provide a brief summary of your company (i.e. a ‘pitch’), and a few ways to describe yourself and/or your business (industry types, skill sets, and more).

Profile Information

Once a user, you may provide additional information to your account including various ways people may contact you including phone, Google+, Skype and more.. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better promote your business and find new opportunities within CircleCRanch.com.

Information about your Contacts

Any information that you upload or sync with our Services is covered by the Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy. You can remove your information at your convenience by going to your accounts page or sending an email to support@CircleCRanch.com.

Cookies & Log Files

Like most web sites, CircleCRanch.com uses cookies and web log files to track site usage. A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer which allows CircleCRanch.com to recognize you as a user when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser. Unfortunately, if your browser settings do not allow cookies, you will not be able to use our website. Like the information you enter at registration or in your Profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize your experience on the web site.

One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your CircleCRanch.com account. The next time you visit the CircleCRanch.com web site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to login before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie. Additionally, if you log out of the CircleCRanch.com site you will need to re-enter your login credentials the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the CircleCRanch.com site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.

Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the CircleCRanch.com web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave CircleCRanch.com. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the CircleCRanch.com service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.

Web Beacons

We may allow other companies (although not presently), called ad networks, to serve advertisements to CircleCRanch.com users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. CircleCRanch.com may “target” some ads to users that fit a certain general profile – for example, “web designers looking for accountants in Tampa, FL.” These ads may also be promoted within emails sent to each user.

To deliver these ads properly, CircleCRanch.com may include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by CircleCRanch.com so the networks may provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites.

Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

These general targets may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads. You will never see additional ads as a result of being an CircleCRanch.com user and CircleCRanch.com never provides personally identifiable information to any advertiser nor any third party.

Children

Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.

Information Use

CircleCRanch.com is a community website designed for resident and non-residents of Circle C Ranch, a master planned community located in SW Austin, TX USA.  The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you describe yourself and your company to others. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, maybe collected by CircleCRanch.com, from the site (such as, by way of example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by CircleCRanch.com. This information can be utilized by CircleCRanch.com at its sole discretion.

CircleCRanch.com Communications

CircleCRanch.com may communicate with you through email, direct mail, telephone, mobile phone, IM, desktop and mobile notifications and text messages (SMS). These may include a series of promotional and informative emails regarding new features and services provided by CircleCRanch.com as well as notifications to alert you of new business opportunities with other members. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from CircleCRanch.com related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another user requests to connect with you. CircleCRanch.com may send you promotional information at any time.

Customized Content

Information you provide at registration or in your Profile section is also used to customize your experience on the website and app. For example, when you login to your account we may display partial information about you and your company on our homepage when people log-in. The intent (obviously) is to provide you with immediate and maximum exposure opportunities.

Additionally, many users upload third-party logos to their profiles. CircleCRanch.com neither endorses nor is affiliated with most of these third-party companies. In most cases, CircleCRanch.com is not affiliated with these companies. If a company feels the logo placed on a profile is in violation of their trademark guidelines, they should contact the profile owner and/or contact CircleCRanch.com directly to have the logo removed.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

CircleCRanch.com takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will not share your personally identifiable profile information with third parties.

The spirit of our website is to connect people more intelligently and efficiently. Simply put, if you do not wish to have your contact information shared with other users, you should not sign-up for CircleCRanch.com.

We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment a portion of our “business owners” users by industry, geographic location, company.

Communications Between Users

Communications that you initiate through CircleCRanch.com, like a request for contact, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information. However, your contact information will be shared with another user if both of you have agreed to ‘connect’.  At which time, an email alert will be sent originating from CircleCRanch.com containing various ways in which the user can communicate with you including those methods listed in your profile (e.g. email, phone, Skype and more).

CircleCRanch.com provides the User with a platform on which to establish contact with other users, and only provides those technical applications that allow users to contact one another. With regards to content, CircleCRanch.com does not take part in any communication between users. If users enter into agreements with one another over the CircleCRanch.com website, CircleCRanch.com shall not be a contracting party to these agreements. The users alone are responsible for the execution and/or fulfillment of agreements in which they enter with one another. CircleCRanch.com shall not be held liable if users are unable to contact one another over CircleCRanch.com websites regarding such agreements. Furthermore, CircleCRanch.com shall not be liable for breaches of duty in relation to agreements entered between users.

Point and Rating System

CircleCRanch.com uses a verification / rating system (both public and private) to understand our users AND provide the overall community with an understanding of the quality of the users on the network. You may be awarded credits/badges based upon your status within the system (Resident Business Owner, etc. …) and/or your use of the system. CircleCRanch.com may adjust your credits/badges or modify the credit/badges or rating system at any time at its discretion.

Legal Disclaimer

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Accessing and Changing Your Account Information

You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your CircleCRanch.com account, at any time by editing the information on your Profile page. You can also close your account through the CircleCRanch.com website. If you close your CircleCRanch.com account, we may retain certain data contributed by you if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the CircleCRanch.com Privacy Policy that you have previously agreed to.

To request that we close your account and remove your information from the CircleCRanch.com service, please send your request to support@CircleCRanch.com. Please send your request using an email account that you have registered with CircleCRanch.com under your name. You will receive a response to requests sent to support@CircleCRanch.com usually within a few days of the receipt of the email.

Security

In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on CircleCRanch.com is password-protected.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

CircleCRanch.com may update this privacy policy. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personally identifiable information, we will display a notice on this site. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Questions or Comments

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us at support@CircleCRanch.com or contact us at:

CircleCRanch.com
Attn: CCR Privacy Policy Issues
901 S. Mopac Expressway
Plaza 1, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746